Center for Functional Medicine Providers
Center for Functional Medicine Team Members
|Karen Bush, MA CCC/SLP, CIHC|
Karen’s career in healthcare began as a Medical Speech Pathologist after completing her Master’s degree and working at Touro Rehabilitation Hospital in New Orleans.
After several years of traveling as a speech pathologist she returned to Cleveland to work at the Cleveland Clinic and specialized in swallowing disorders and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury. Karen has spoken at State and National conferences and local venues in topics related to brain injury and swallowing disorders. Having had a full career as a speech pathologist it was time to shift to the wellness side of healthcare. Armed with many years of medical experience the integrative and holistic side of healthcare became her passion. Training at Duke University’s Integrative Medicine Department in the Health Coaching program provided a base for her private practice in Integrative Health Coaching. Karen enjoys speaking and presenting as often as possible about healthy lifestyle topics.
In addition to the Duke training Karen has completed extensive coursework in the areas of mindfulness and meditation, she is a certified Reiki level II practitioner and is currently completing a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training program. Outside of work her love of competitive rowing has presented opportunities to row all over the world in some of the most amazing rowing venues. Her active life also includes yoga, hiking, biking, plant based cooking and traveling as much as possible.
Karen is passionate about facilitating the process for patients to create lasting lifestyle change from a functional medicine perspective, to live happier and healthier lives.
|Sarah Cawley, MPAS, PA-C|
Sarah Cawley is an experienced physician assistant with a passion for wellness. She has spent the majority of her career in Emergency Medicine, obtaining an additional Certificate of Added Qualification in Emergency Medicine from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Sarah’s interest in Functional Medicine began following a diagnosis of breast cancer. After receiving extensive treatment, Sarah began a journey towards wellness that eventually resulted in her transitioning from Emergency Medicine into Functional Medicine. Through her recovery, she has learned to better care for herself and her patients.
Sarah also turned her diagnosis into determination by paving the way for how we better care for patients, and she speaks nationally on patient experience and survivorship. Inspired by her youngest daughter with special needs, she also serves as a volunteer on the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Healthcare Partners Executive Committee, advocating for the care of pediatric patients. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active with yoga, and Crossfit, and spending time with both her precious daughters!
|Ariana Cucuzza, RDN, LD|
Ariana Cucuzza is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition sciences from Ohio University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at The Cleveland Clinic. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland chapter of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also is an active member of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) Practice Groups of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In her previous role as a public health and community-based dietitian, she led “food as medicine” initiatives in coordination with health care providers to provide nutritious food to low-income patients with diet-related health challenges. She also led nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations, and assisted with menu planning for afterschool programs and senior meals.
Outside of work, Ariana enjoys cooking, trying new things, and staying active with yoga and Crossfit!
|Karen Fireman, LISW-S, MS|
Karen earned her Master’s in Social Work degree from Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1980, where she was trained in both individual and group work. Since then she has worked in various hospitals and in a private counseling agency where she provided Psychotherapy to adults, children, and couples. She has been employed at the Cleveland Clinic since 1999 working with patients on Medical, Psychiatric/Chemical Dependency units, and in Outpatient clinics as well as in the Emergency Department. Prior to joining Functional Medicine, she was a member of the Taussig Cancer Center Psycho Oncology Team. Karen has worked extensively with victims of Domestic Violence, has developed DV programs in the community, and has presented both locally and internationally about Domestic Violence. She was recently the Chairman of the Domestic Violence Committee for the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise. For 10 years, Karen was a Preceptor for Advanced Communication Skills course in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She provided medical students with the necessary skills to be able to interact with patients in addressing their overall physical and emotional needs.
As a Behavioral Health Therapist, Karen comes to the Center for Functional Medicine with an extensive clinical background which she implements in the assessment and treatment of patients with challenging emotional issues that impact their daily functioning and overall physical wellbeing. When not at work, Karen is involved in her community and with her family.
|Amy Harrison, MA, LPCC, CHC|
Amy Harrison is a Certified Health Coach, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Certified Weight Management Specialist. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Dual Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. After working as a mental health therapist, she made a career shift in pursuit of her love of health, wellness, and helping others and obtained her Health Coach Certification from the American Council on Exercise.
Amy has worked in different capacities as a wellness professional including athletic coaching, stress management facilitator, and most recently as a Wellness Coach in Employee Wellness at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.
Amy has a strong interest in health, wellness, and the importance it plays in everyday life. She enjoys facilitating positive behavior change and seeing others reach their goals.
In her free time, Amy enjoys organic gardening, playing and watching basketball, reading, volunteering, and spending time with loved ones.
|Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C|
Kevin Heine is a Health Coach and a Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine. Kevin holds a degree in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University and has also completed the ACSM Exercise is Medicine program.
Kevin has spent the last several years helping people in the Cleveland area improve their health and wellbeing. After working as a corporate health coach throughout northeast Ohio, Kevin moved on to working in public health research. He first worked for the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University, helping children in Cleveland schools conquer obesity. Next he moved on to the Improve Study at Case Western, working with women who had completed breast cancer treatment to improve their physical fitness and empowering them to take control of their own health. Now, Kevin is devoted to functional medicine and helping people with chronic conditions create sustainable lifestyle and behavioral changes.
In his free time, Kevin loves to spend time with his family, explore the outdoors, try new recipes, and play volleyball.
|Gina Jones, RDN, LD|
Gina Jones is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Gina holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Cleveland State University. After dealing with personal health issues, and using food as medicine, Gina became interested in nutrition. Gina went on to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and completed an 11-month accredited dietetic internship at the Cleveland Clinic. Gina is an active member of Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) practice group of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In her free time, Gina loves to create new recipes, stay active, and spend time with family.
|Logan Kwasnicka, MPAS, PA-C|
Logan Kwasnicka is a Certified Physician Assistant with experience in Emergency Medicine and a background in nutrition. She earned a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Mount Union, and a Bachelor's of Science in Human Nutrition at The Ohio State University. Following her graduation, Logan joined the Cleveland Clinic where she was employed for several years as a PA for the Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center.
Logan arrived at Functional Medicine through her own personal pursuit of health and wellness. She wants to support patients to achieve their health goals so that they can lead healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.
|Ryanne Lachman, RDN, LD|
Ryanne Lachman is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specialized in Function Medicine Nutrition. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Wellness from Ohio University in Athens, OH and completed an 11-month accredited dietetic internship at the Cleveland Clinic. She is currently acquiring a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science through Case Western Reserve University. Ryanne is published in “Weight Matters”, the quarterly newsletter of the Weight Management dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and specializes in helping patients achieve a healthy weight for good!
Ryanne has successfully improved patient vitality and health through the function medicine, patient-centered approach. In her free time, Ryanne loves to try new recipes, read, and competitive sail in venues across the country.
|Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD|
Lindsay Malone is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Xavier University. After working for several years and training for a marathon she became interested in nutrition and went on to earn a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.
She served as the primary dietitian for the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center for 5 years and has a special interest in cancer and the role that food plays in prevention, treatment and survivorship. She firmly believes that good food is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and in times of illness, can serve as the perfect medicine.
Outside of work, she enjoys running, cooking and reading.
|Yvonne Mitchell, Health & Wellness Coach|
Yvonne is a Certified Holistic Life and Health Coach, Workshop leader and speaker. She received coach training from the Coach Training Institute and is certified by the Life Purpose and Spiritual Coaching Institute, Global Association of Holistic Psychotherapists and Coaches, the Health Coach Institute, Grief Recovery Institute, and Mind Body University among others. She has also received Hypnotherapy Training from the Wellness Institute and is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. She uses customized, innovative techniques to assure personal breakthroughs and transformations for her patients. Yvonne specializes in helping individuals and groups identify key passions and their unique life purpose. She facilitates life redesign and reinvention in health, career, spirituality, relationships, finances, retirement and restoration following personal loss. She allows nothing to stand in the way of her patients achieving their best possible lives.
When she is not continuing her lifelong education, Yvonne enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Prior to relocating from Chicago back to her hometown here in Greater Cleveland, she served on the board of trustees of her church and as a chaplain, and in similar volunteer capacities for a national women's group and a wellness center. She will serve in even greater ways now that she is home again.
|Rachel Stockle, MS, LD, RDN|
Rachel Stockle is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Ashland University and went on to complete her dietetic internship, and began her Master’s Degree through Cedar Crest College. While finishing her internship she completed a 10 week rotation with Human Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic within the Digestive Disease Institute, where she gained a great foundation for treatment of many different disease states. She is currently an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetics Practice Group.
In her previous two roles, as a School Nutrition Consultant and a Supermarket Dietitian, she was able to reach a large audience, teaching them how to cook, plan, and prepare meals in innovative ways to meet health needs of many populations. Rachel believes that with these key skills, anyone can be successful in achieving their nutrition goals for prevention and treatment of disease because the journey begins with food!
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, photography, cooking, and running.
|Katherine Wohl, RD, LD|
Katherine Wohl is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics from The Ohio State University and completed an 11-month accredited dietetic internship through Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Katherine previously served as a pediatric dietitian specializing in digestive health. She furthered her functional nutrition education through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. Katherine is passionate about helping individuals revitalize their health through a food as medicine approach.
Outside of work, Katherine enjoys cooking, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
|Carolyn C. Wright RN, BSN|
Carolyn completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of San Francisco and upon graduation was commissioned into the United States Army. She spent her four years of duty assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. Upon completion of her service in the US Army, Carolyn moved to Cleveland, Ohio and eagerly searched for a nursing position at the Cleveland Clinic. She has spent 10 years at Cleveland Clinic, in various roles and departments (Children’s Rehab Hospital, Neuromuscular and Internal Medicine).
As a Clinical Coordinator/ Assistant Nurse Manager, Carolyn is excited to utilize her nursing and leadership skills. She will be working closely with the physician leadership, staff, clinicians and medical assistants to implement standardization, improve clinic flow and experience for patients and providers. Carolyn will also facilitate any opportunities to enhance the care of our patients in Functional Medicine. She is extremely passionate about her role, career and the people for whom she works with, both patients and caregivers. Health, wellness and the education of these topics are very important to Carolyn. In her spare time she loves to be outside in the sunshine, hiking, gardening and running, as well as nurturing her relationships with her family and friends.